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on the way. >> we're getting used to it. how bad will this storm be. we have a look at your first forecast, break it dunn for us -- down for us. >> we'll see winter weather, so the timing will be similar. right now we're all clear. maryland's most powerful radar scanning clear. cecil, harford, north baltimore, carroll. it means are a not going to get the two to four inch rain, one to three and closer to one as you push toward easten. here's the storm. you can see tremendous moisture. that's out of the gulf of mexico. cold air wrapping around the back site. 30 -- 30s tonight. we'll talk about how much falls where in the state. that's coming up. >>> an update on breaking news we first brought you at 5:00. there is a new development in the phylicia barnes murder case. prosecutors are requesting the courtroom be closed for part of the trial because of a sexually explicit videotape. >> reporter: we spoke to the defense team for michael maurice johnson who said they need to respond to that hearing submitted by the state. the baltimore state's attorney's office wants to show a video that shows ph
't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is highly, highly dangerous and there is a risk that the hostage him or herself, would be killed. you never someone to authorize the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he was lifted safely to bag ram air base but the victory came at the price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate saf fis to save an american dr. who would vn oath wooiss been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. they get the kidnapping was a secret and the recue as well. >> the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. and publicizing the kidnapping would further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. >>> we turn a mexican-american icon. deloved, and flying from a concert when the plane she was on disappeared mid flight. more on the search tonight. >> reporter: mexican auth
for today. but that sunshine is not going to warm us up at all today. we are cold this morning. we will stay that way right through the day and lunchtime temperature coming in at 42 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. how are the roads looking? >>> good morning lynette. so far so good out on 95. here in white marsh it's going to take you just 14 minutes traveling southbound from 695 into the city. no problems to report on the beltway from parkville all the way up to towson. traffic moving along at liberty road. 11 minutes altogether to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. up in hunt valley, no problems to report here on the harrisburg expressway. nice and clear from shawan road all the way down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> breaking news a man is dead this morning after a two alarm fire broke out in his home. this happened in jacksonville and the 5600 block of sweet air road just after midnight. there were no fire hydrants near that home so the water had to be shuttled i
. we'll tell you about that. it is purple friday. >>> thank you for joining us. >> we have seen a lot of sunshine and chilly. what are we in store for today but saturday and sunday. here is lynette. >> let's look at the radar, it is telling a story. we have wet weather pushing in. look at this mix over to hagerstown, this is sliding to our area in a lot of spots will have the showers and a mix. this is on the move towards the east. as we go through the morning hours we'll see what we get. all in all, we have rain showers across the area. it will continue into the afternoon. and more of the same and 35 right now as we head through today. you can expect plenty of clouds out there. we can see patchy fog this morning. temperatures will remain cool but chilly as we go throughout the day a mix of sun and clouds and showers. >> we have it all today. >> so far so good. we'll be cold out there, you may want to crank on the heat. >>> if you are using 695. the east side nice and clear. not many cars out. there and 695 and this is downtown baltimore. 11 minutes on the outer loop down to 95. that'
, but they don't stay up there that long. i needed to know what happened to this wheal, so joining us is reuben from the netherlands. >> it was a pretty weird moment, we were having a photo shoot on the beach. we saw a wheal swim, and it was awesome, and then it staying in one spot for awhile. i came close to it, and i bumped over him, and he was pretty stuck in there, so we went back to the beach, and they tried to rescue the poor animal. they did several attempts, but it was without success. >> so what happened? >> they left it there, and it's still alive, and they're moping for a high tide to come up, soon, and strong winds. the percentage of survival is pretty small. >> just because it's such a big animal? >> yes, i want to thank everybody that helped us. have a good one guys. >> bye. >>> the next video might be a little tough to watch, it will give you a good feeling of humanity. we're looking at a motorcyclist after a wreck, and he is pinned to the ground, and on fire. when you see strangers rushing to the aid of this guy, they rush to get the bike off of the guy, and the big thing on him
on the problems keeping us from bringing you a normal news broadcast we normally do. our main focus is to keep you informed and safe. that being said, the weather and the traffic are two big stories and we will give you a weather report and traffic send you back to programming as we work on this. stay with us this morning because we could be up in to the normal programming at any point. i will send you to lynette charles who will tell you that it's foggy out there. >> you are right. that's what we are dealing with. we have a dense fog advisory that is in effect until 9 this morning. and we can see it for the entire viewing area. so as you head out the door, this morning, this is widespread dense fog. not that patchy fog that we have been used to seeing. right now temperatures are coming in at 44 degrees in perry hall and glenelg and 43 in bel air. other spots around sparrows point and shadyside temperatures well above average as we go towards the eastern shore easton at 53. we should be at 30 degrees now for the low temperatures. we are well above that. this 47 degrees you are seeing in shadyside
. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. the abc station from birmingham, sending us the tornadoes from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile about the time the storms got to that area. what's it like this morning? >> reporter: it's pretty
to remove some rifles for the time being. only walmart got back to us saying no assault rifles will come off the shelf but they have removed an ad out of respect for the town of newtown. the ad was for an assault rifle used in the massacre. we are are going to keep coming back to companies. and everybody says they want to make a difference to see kbha they actually intoend do. >> as we know, 17 years or more, police unions and chiefs have been asking for help on assault weapons. is the nra statement new? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the passion for gun ownership in the country. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they
, an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> melting on the greenland ice sheet is a beg concern. bah that is moving water that is currently, thawing the ice moving it into the ocean. if that continues it will have an impact on people who live in coastal regions. >> jen jer zee, abc news, new york. >>> there is a lot of folks out there think, global warming or climate change as the it is better called is a hoax or need study. look at pieces like that. and the numbers. i don't know. it is not global warming or climate change someone explain to me what it is then. that's all. >> really truly only been tracking this since 1976 i think it is. >> numbers since then are pretty alarming. >> we are talking about what, 46 years, as opposed to thousand of years. >> but imagine itch the rate of the last, 46 years lasts 1,000 years what will our planet look look if it is exists. >> dooms day. doomsday. the world is ending on december 21. >> all right. we are getting a stunning new look right now at our planet while it exists from way up in space. nasa just released these pretty spectacular i
afee? >> no. >> reporter: no. then, he found us. calling my phone. >> if i were a mad man, how could i judge? >> reporter: hi, john, how are you? then, back in the u.s., we heard from him again. >> thank god, i'm in a place where there's some sanity. >> reporter: and finally, today, in guatemala city, a much calmer mcafee. you did not nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would it be? >> reporter: why don't you go to the police, talk to them, hash this all out? >> if only one-tenth of what i'm saying is true, i'm going to go in with a lawyer, things are going to be polite, they're going to say, ah, we're going to have to detain you. do you think the system of justice works in belize like it does in america? it does not. >> reporter: since his glory days in the '80s and '90s, pioneering that anti-virus sopt ware that still pops up on millions of computers, muck afee's journey has twisted and turned. in 2009, he lick by dated his assets, telling "nightline" -- >> it's been reported you are worth $100 million. >> that may have been true. >> reporter: then, he
to first. new reports on how close syria came to using chemical weapons this week. they actually loaded the deadly gas on to bombs, prepared for launch. and martha raddatz is going to have the latest on that. >> that's a frightening development, something president obama took very seriously. >>> we have a warning this morning that all parents with infants need to here. federal authorities are taking an unprecedented move of suing the manufacturers of infant recliner, saying they are dangerous. i don't know about you guys. but i used these with both of my babies. pretty amazing. >> yeah. >>> also ahead, a major announcement today we can't wait to share with you. it involves all of us and more "gma" every day. we're excited to tell you what we're talking about later on this morning. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the news out of london. lama hasan is outside of the hospital where kate middleton checked out, roses in her hand. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, george. just moments ago, a very happy duke and duchess of cambridge left the hospital behind me. one of the re
>>> this is "world news." tonight, dangerous weapons. the u.s. warns the strongman of syria not to use the chemical weapons he has loaded, ready to go at an airfield. so, what will the u.s. do next? >>> made in america claims a kind of victory. apple announcing they will bring some jobs back from overseas. but is this the start of something even bigger? >>> hooked. the mom spending up to $200 a month of her virtual farm. and we'll show you other games which keep you coming back with a secret every six seconds. >>> and, the perfect gift made so easy. do you want to create this look under the christmas tree? >> oh, my god! >> scientists tonight give you the simple, amazing way to do it every time. >>> good evening. we begin with the worldwide reaction today to a dangerous move in syria. chemicals, dead lly gas loaded onto weapons near an airfield there. one drop could kill within minutes. so, world leaders are mobilizing tonight, deciding what they're going to do. and abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz takes us inside that story. >> reporter: today, hill
room by room with painstaking detail. using photos taken inside the school, they're creating a carbon copy of each classroom from what was on the walls, right down to the crayon left in the desk. exactly as it was friday when the school day was savagely cut short. but what if creating that exact environment only triggers the trauma again? >> it might for some kids. it might be a bit wedge. >> reporter: dr. jamie howard is a child psychologist who specializes in post traumatic stress. >> we do try to expose kids to triggers of the trauma because avoiding triggers or avoiding things that remind kids of trauma, and grown-ups, too, just serves to maintain the anxiety. >> reporter: they're ripping out toilets designed for middle schoolers and installing new bathrooms better suited for grade schoolers, hoping to reopen after winter break. why are they in such a hurry? >> it's really important to maintain routines as quickly as possible. that's actually very comforting and very reassuring to kids. >> reporter: there are no rules on how to return a school to normal after such a heinous act. i
. how they ended up knee deep in the swamp. how kids can use their smart phone but a mom typed up a 18 point contract for her kid. over the top or something you should try? >>> but first we begin tonight with the winds that camewhipping through the area but are they going to stick around. we had the know. mike masco is here with the answer. what about the wind and cold. will we see it for a wild. >> the wind no the cold yes. that means bundle up. look at the shot downtown. dry and clear and 40 in the city. outlying areas into the 30s. eldersburg is close to the freezing mark many into the 20s going into tonight. the hour by hour forecast through the night. cold and 26 degrees. we wake up to 24 and pretty cold conditions. a little wind chill with a breeze that will come in. and then for tomorrow afternoon around lunchtime clouds build going for 38 degrees for your afternoon high. take a look at maryland's most power fall few cloud to the north and west. but a system in texas we have to keep ion on. we will talk about that coming up in a little bit. joce. >> thanks. cliff hanger continue
. >> that man refused produced a knife and pointed it at the officer. the officer attempted to use his taser, but it was ineffective. the officer then ordered the man to drop the knife repeatedly and the man refused and the officer in fear for his life fired his service weapon. >> the man who was killed is 36- year-old gregory stegall. officers say he was shot one time and that officer by the way is on a routine paid leave. >>> baltimore county where a man is dead after a police involved shooting yesterday morning outside the shell station. we told you about that. so we will move on to the fiscal cliff. the house and senate on christmas break. the president vacationing in hawaii and you are looking at a pretty hefty tax hike if they don't come to an agreement. law makers have one week to come up with a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. some republicans now say the president wants the country to go over the cliff. last week president -- last week's speaker of the house john boehner failed to get the plan b passed but he failed to even bring to a vote. and if his own party that kept it from happ
them right here, "right this minute." a u.s. marine's old youtube video takes on a new, sinister feel. >> we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> it's startling now to listen to this video. >> now that the marine is accused of gunning down his own wife. we've got the story. >>> iraq is hit by heavy flooding, but one guy is like i need to get around. what happens when push comes to shovel. >>> it's touted as a sure-fire way to stop -- >> the crying baby! >> how to pull the trick a lot of people swear by. >> yeah, that's it. that's it. >>> and a bear decides to declutter a backyard pond. >> i'm burneding wondering if h looking for salmon, like there's got to be a salmon in my. >>> my frustrations in iraq were having to watch over 50 of my friends die, having to kill people, having to kill a child who tried to kill me. i'm a marine and we're trained to kill. we're trained that death is okay. >> what we're hearing in this video is a former marine talking about experiences serving two tours in iraq as a u.s. marine and the effects that the war had on him. >> before i we
. after the meeting, house democrat leader nancy pelosi told us she'sa at least a little encouraged. >> it was constructive. as i say, candor is constructive, and i think it moved us forward, but we'll see. >> reporter: it was the first meeting with the president and all the congressional leaders in six weeks. it follows an impasse that has shaken wall street, the dow down more than 400 points since talks stalled last week. and on main street, business owners like drew greenblatt, who owns a wire basket manufacturing company in baltimore, say the coming fiscal cliff is already causing pain because they just don't know what will happen to their taxes. >> right now we're doing our budget. we're deciding how many people we're hiring next year. we're figuring out how many robots and machines we'll invest. >> reporter: and across the country all the political bickering had people outraged with washington. >> i can't believe we've gotten this close. >> time for them to turn in their term paper. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down, don't come out of the room until yo
that could require u.s. intervention. is the regime about to use nerve gas on its own people? we have team coverage from the region and washington. >>> also breaking overnight, arrested. the american software guru on the run for weeks after his neighbor was killed. now, in the hands of authorities. >>> an alert for parents. the government issuing a warning about a popular product, after the deaths of five newborns. >>> and rover behind the wheel? yep. teaching dogs to drive. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin with that developing story from syria's civil war. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against
, abc news, new york. >> with us tonight amy free our meteorologist from our affiliate here. you have three things you're looking at. >> the first stoorm is in the northeast, it will give folks a white christmas. as it moves through washington, light snow, mainly the snow stays in central pennsylvania and central new york, one to three inches possible there. long the i-95 corridor, mainly a little dusting. >> then severe weather in the south? >> yes, the warm side could produce thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. before it leaves oklahoma city, could produce a white christmas. >> the third storm is a real biggie. >> it's a monster. producing one to four inches for flooding rain for parts of california. into the sierras, feet of snow. as it pushes east, a lot of snow. anyone traveling through the rockies. places like denver, several minchs of snow. >> and it gets to the northeast. >> by the middle of the week that, will have a ripple effect on people trying to get home. >> amy, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> a more pressing concern for many of us tonight, last-minute shoppin
is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel with us this morning. >>> a big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this stops kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the la
may be cut. no word on how much. and the jury, samsung, used technology to build its smart phones and tablets. >>> the supreme court today meets again in private. to discuss same-sex marriage. justices are reviewing legal challenges to california's proposition eight that would legalize same-sex marriage. an announcement could come as soon as monday or tabled un,000 till next year. >>> flarz wigs will flay at hal staff across the nation to observe pearl are bar day, december 7, 1941, japanese forces launched a surprise attack on the u.s. naval base at pearl are bar in hawaii leaving more than 2,400 americans dead and drawing the u.s. into world war ii. then, president franklin roosevelt dubbed it off course, "the day which will live in infamy." the death toll is climbing in the philippines after a powerful typhoon washed away a string of villages. more than 400 people were killed and hundred of others they're still missing. the flooding was so widespread, two emergency shelters turned into death traps. >>> a new government climate report warns that flooding from future storms will
's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power lines snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer a horse trailer turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in s what is it like deeming with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the run way, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest 4695. we just made your day very exciting, at least ours is going to be. we just tack sied off into the grass. >> reporter: right outside the snow zone,
. one of the greatest treasure hunts in human history. christiane amanpour takes us on a journey in search of the lost art. >>> bette and billy. tonight, holcolywood comedy ico talk about teaming up on screen for the first time. >> i'm going to start a fire. >> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 27th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. this year's holiday gift giving frenzy is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can ge
visibility. so take it slow this morning and use the low beams. we have a serious crash right now in anne arundel county and it shut down the eastbound lanes of route 100 at arundel mills boulevard. you want to stick with dorsey road as an alternate and here's 95 in the area of route 100. you can see everything is moving along. no delays there and it's going to take you 12 minutes to travel from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. and as we check in and look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times notice the jfx nice and clear heading downtown. 11 minutes to travel southbound from 695 down to fayette street. and the beltway going to be nice and clear on the west side just 8 minutes right now on the outer he loop from 795 down to 70. megan and charley over to you. >>> it's going to be another heart breaking day in newtown connecticut as family and friends get ready to say final good-byes to two innocent children. today two 6-year-old james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. james family says he loves baseball and basketball and swimming and wrestling. he and his big sist
at times but a nice finish in baltimore. how abouta look at annapolis, the u.s. naval academy sitting on the bapgs of a pretty shop pi river with a few clouds over head. and next take tow harford county, choppy there. chillywater temperatures too. take alook at the winds north and west, five to 15, gusting stronger. we have some winds guszing to 306789 so very breeze vi scenario. -- breezy. temperatures are not exactly frigid by december standards but it will be chilly tonight. howabout some of the weather into the day tomorrow, temperatures likely to get back to the mid-50s but it's going to be a chilly start in the morning. and for points across baltimore county, mid-50s expected. sunshine will clear out after a tonight. radar trend, fairly active to the north up in pennsylvania and the north state. today it was just the fair clouds. skieswill remain clear tomorrow. limited cloud cover as we go into thursday and then clouds increase through the day and a round of rain thursday night into early friday. that's goingto help usher in some cooler air. take a look at this had, cold air po
's get the latest from two top senate leaders joining us now senator chuck schumer of new york, senator jon kyl of arizona. so, gentlemen, do we have a deal? >> well, there are certainly no breakthroughs yet between senator mcconnell and senator reid, but there's a real possibility of a deal. i've been a legislator for 37 years and i've watched how these things work on these big, big agreements they almost always happen at the last minute. neither side likes to give up its position. they eyeball each other till the very end. but then each side realizing that the alternative is worse comes to an agreement. so while an agreement is hardly a certainty, i certainly wouldn't rule it out at this last minute. >> give me your odds. i said 50/50. >> i think a little higher than that. >> senator kyl? >> i don't disagree with chuck and the way you opened the program does not under or overstate the consequences. if we are not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. and that's from everybody from the congressional budget office which is nonpartisan as you know to the fed chairman, probably at l
, me, everyone to use tablets, e-readers and other devices before taking off. >> if you have been on a flict you know you are required to -- on a flight you are required to turn everything off. >>> apple is making a splash and nothing to do with the iphone or ipad. the ceo announced that macs will have three words next year, made in america. right now the macs are made in china. it is a new wave of think hog say the cost of shipping finished products does not add up. >>> welcome to the national fruit cake month. yes, december, we're seven days in. when uncle larry comes, can you thank or curse the romans. it was called raisins and pine nuts. but lost over the years though is something that make those heavy breaks of cake more enjoyable. you see in the old days they were soaked in brandy to preserve them and prevent mold. now most mass produced fruit take does not come with alcohol. unless you include the six pack that uncle larry brings. >>> we're guilty of it, sharing office gossip around the water cooler. >> everyone is guilty, why it is not encouraged. good morning maryland sta
bring us. that's coming up just a little bit. over to lauren cook with a check of traffic this morning. speed restrictions correct? >>> we have a wind warning in effect right now for the bay bridge. so definitely use caution traveling across any of the bridges or overpasses this morning. they're pretty icy out there. and we have a crash to tell you about in dundalk. it's right on 695 it's blocking one outer loop lane right now. right near eastern avenue. and as we check in and take a live hook here, you can see the accident scene. so definitely watch out for this. the roads are still doing to be pretty wet this morning. due to this morning's rainfall as well. so take it slow this morning. right now if you are traveling on west side of the beltway here's liberty road. just eight minutes right now on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and as we take a look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, the jfx nice and clear. no delays whatsoever heading downtown. it's going to take you the normal 11 minutes from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. if you are heading to bw
games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it's medically prompt, and certainly they will shed a great deal of light on the facts and circumstances of
be a number of people. pepper spray was used in an attempt to subdue the suspect. the name of the suspect has not been released. once again, a gunfire inside the emergency room at the university of maryland st. joseph medical center, no one injured. live in baltimore county, christian schaffer, abc2 news. >>> a dramatic chase on route 250. only the car being chased was an ambulance. >> reporter: juan williams went to the hospital in seeford hospital yesterday in an ambulance. no problem. this was the leaving part that got him in trouble. he needed a ride home so he stole the am blafnlts williams headed toward the bay bridge. several calls came am about the e rat -- in about the erratic driving. he had a welcoming committee waiting for him in queen anne's. >> they spotted it headed westbound toward the outlets in queen anne's county. >> reporter: williams had the attention of five police cars. >> traffic became congested. the operator of the ambulance made a u turn on route 50 and continued toward chesapeake college. >> reporter: they were trying to deploy stop sticks. >> could turn in at very
. >> how does your hand feel? heavier today in. >> it feels odd. you have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a wonderful night. thank you for having us. >>> we're going to start this morning talking about rough holiday travel. can we go ahead and get into it? >> i think so. >> this delivers snow. show you how it started. the pictures out of the california sierras. almost six feet of snow since fri friday. the flooding pictures as well. sonoma county. san francisco, five inches of rain in the month of december. more than twice they would normally see. this is a wet and rainy time of the year often. but this is a little bit unusual. here's where the system drags in the tough severe weather over the next couple of days. from houston to dallas. know that tomorrow, this spreads in. we're a little concerned there might be a tornado outbreak in the heavy red shaded area. 30 tornadoes since we have been keeping records in the 1950s have
the snow? >>> new hope. a change in the use of a breast cancer drug could make a big difference for some of the thousands of people fighting the disease. >>> made in america. we take you to the mall of america, and a brand new store you, the viewers, helped build. >> are we the first customers? >>> and, who is this? do you believe she's the queen of england? >> kate, my darling, are you there? >> the prank call rocking the royal family as other powerful people around the globe are getting punked. >>> good evening. we begin with another big bulletin about the record-breaking heat and the melting at the north pole. a new study shows a global thaw under way, affecting everyone on the planet. and it comes today as we learn how little snow there is here in the united states. as the temperatures here keep rising and the records keep falling. abc abc's meteorologist ginger zee tells us what's going on. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now, only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year, when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white.
. >> and i'm megan pringle. >> thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. we're going to head out live to the casino later on but in the meantime headed anywhere you need to know how the weather is going to be. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> you think linda is gambling this morning? >> absolutely. yes. >> 41 in town but outside the beltway. 36 timonium and bel air good morning to you. 35. it's a chilly morning and we do have a coastal flood advisory so fort mchenry tunnel just some minor flooding right now. port deposit near havre de grace minor flooding. so just know if you live in an area prone to bay flooding you might want to move things the higher ground. the second story this morning will be the winds and it's a high wind advisory through the course of the afternoon. as winds could gust up to 40. perhaps maybe 350 miles an hour. so it's a raw ride out there for the rest of the morning. gusty winds and then yes, a weekend storm potential and this could bring some snow. we'll talk more about that come up in just a little bit. let's talk traffic and lauren cook over at the
companions are sure to follow. tonight, the palace dog whisperer shows us how he keeps the royal kennel in line. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 6th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, the newly released tapes granting an astonishing look at the twisted mind of a serial killer. from jack the ripper to john wayne gave see, murders who seem to chose their victims at random fascinate and terrify us. it was the disappearance of an 18-year-old alaskan girl that led to police unravel one such killer's astounding 11-year killing spree. neal karlinsky brings us the chilling details for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: you're watching 34-year-old israel keyes describe over coffee and a bagel his strategy for hunting and killing innocent people. >> back when i was smart, i would let them come to me. just a remote area. kind of go to a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live. but that other people go to, as well. >> rep
. >> we're tracking a disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, the threat for tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10 northward into the panhandle of florida. good snow across portions of the plains. >> i hate to see rough weather this time of the year. >>> let's look at weather from across the country. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could see light know. also early showers and clearing in l.a. rain in louisville and cincinnati. >> fargo, barely makes it above zero. honolulu and miami, the hot spots, near 80. seattle and portland, the 40s. >>> a senator from idaho apologizing today after being arrested for driving drunk. mike crapo was pulled over after running a red light yesterday. he failed several sobriety tests. he was taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected to be in court in january. he says he take
disaster. we will tell you about it ahead on this monday morning. christmas eve. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. charley has the delay off -- day off but lynn yitette is here and it's a chilly start but no white christmas anyway. just cold. >> it's cold but we have a system he that's going to workits way in here. i am going to talk about that in a second budget talk yo talked about the cold temperatures and that's what we are seeing this morning. 26 degrees in perry hall and elkton at 25. 31 in bel air. really bundle up as you head out and about doing the last minute christmas shopping. do that dress in layers because when you get into the mall you will want to take it off. maryland's most powerful radar is dry but we will see showers in the forecast. and as we head into the evening time frame we could be seeing a little wintery mix. all that information is coming up later. but this is how you plan your day. lunchtime temperatures at 39. let's check abc 2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning merry christmas eve. if you are getting an early head start no pr
be behind us but we got caught up in the middle of it and the car swirled, literally swirled and we could hear crashes. >> they were caught in a rain-wrapped tornado. visibility was nonexistent. >> what was the first thing you saw that was problematic? >> well, blinding rain, we couldn't see anything and then everything started turning. >> she went directly to the store and bought herself a handful of lottery tickets, right? you don't get much luckier than that. >> jim said he had a radar system on his ipad that showed a base velocity image so he knew half a mile up the road this tornado was touching down. as he came upon this car he saw where the tornado had just been and knew these people were incredibly lucky. >> those trees look like toothpicks that have just been broken in half like nothing, like a giant just stepped on them. >> toward the end of the video you see people out with chain saws trying to clear this debris and get these folks out of there. got some traffic videos from india where traffic police are telling people you've got to pay attention to what you're doing. this firs
their phone to good use. if you got your kid an iphone for christmas -- i did, my stepdaughter is 13 -- a lot of parent s are worried they might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract that includes everything from hand the phone over to your parents at approximately 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the password. >> a lot of parents are taking note this morning. it's going viral. we'll tell you about the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones, we've all heard of the insane ly addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida everglades. the mischief vultures are making coming up. >> i don't want to make those birds angry. >>> right to the big digout in the second snowstorm in days. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. ginger? >> more than 500 flights were delayed. that's just yesterday with this new storm, and look at this, a trace to 2 inches for new york and boston. but just 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow. more than
. will that shield them from prosecution? >> probably. there is a technical violation. using a listening device and broadcasting that tape. maybe a fine. i don't think there will be serious prosecution here because it would be very tough to link the actual death to the prank. now you can link it as a moral matter. but as a legal matter, there needs to be a level of foreseeab foreseeablety. >> you have to look at it separately. look at the prank. the question the prank a legal violation? putting it entirely separate from the death? you can ask the question, was the prank a violation? the answer is, i'm sure they'll be able to find a technical one. same thing would happen here, by the way. if something like this happened here, everyone would look for licensing. >>> let's get the rest of the morning's headlines from josh. >> we begin with the fiery plane crash that appears to have taken the life of jen nirks rivera. invest garrets are trying to figure out why the plane vanished from radar moments after taking off. overnight, mexican television aired these grainy images, believed to be the remains
or the harbor tunnel. if you are using 695 this morning no problems to report whatsoever on the west side. here in parkville at harford road, everything up to speed. no problems getting up to towson. as we check in and take a look in hunt valley. 83 also free of delays from shawan road down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> the state highway administration is now asking those of you looking to hit the roads a bit early today maybe wait a bit longer. >> they want to be able to properly treat the roads so you aren't slipping and sliding on the way to work or wherever you have to go today. this is the perfect temperature to treat with salt because when it gets colder different chemicals have to be used. they can determine how to take care of the roads thanks to special technology they have. >> on the interstates we have sensors that are burr -- embedded into the pavement that tell us not only the surface temperature but also the is a lynnty percentage. we see an area where it's wet, it tells you if it's wet or try. if it's getting mixed in wi
marsh, north of 43. everything up to speed. no delays downtown. if you are using the south side, no concerns either, traveling from elk ridge in to the city. the vetch takes you 12 minutes. normal condition on the jfx, 1 minutes, southbound, 695, downtown to east fayette street. new years eve traffic remains calm on the beltway. that's a look at the traffic, over to you. >>> tax hikes and spending cuts are hours away. down to the deadline if congress and the president are going to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff. without a deal, taxes are set to go up on about every american. >> reporter: talks continue but this morning, still no deal. republicans and democrats nee gobuated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most people from a massive tax hike, set to kick in type at midnight. our top priority is make sure taxes on middle class families don't go up to hurt the economy badly. >> reporter: optimism about a deal over the weekend, when the republican leader in the senate made an offer, that all ended when senate majority leader said
are told they are all on the sglis it was tough for all on us sending our kids back to school. even though it happened hundreds of miles away, people here in maryland were still worried. . >> and like kelly said, our kids are heading back to school and as parents we're still worried about sthar safety. i'mjoined by dr. sharon steven, how do you know our kids are scared, can read their faces? . >> i would say all of us as apasht parents have a heightened sense o of concern, grief, aing psity. >> there's a lot of bullfighting, should i approach them or let them come to me. >> the best way to think about it is if you think your child has had exposure to this, you should start the conversation with them. >> i bet a lot of mom, dad, why are you crying. >> yeah, if they've seen you distressed, it's a good time to start the conversation but do it in simple age appropriate terms. >> what -- how do you calm them down? how do we go to tomorrow? they know what happened? . >> i was pleased to see that attendance didn't dip because it's important that we get back into our daily routines. that's
on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. you can see the shows of support behind me. the memorials are popping up. this one is tremendous. it's in the center of town. and stretches as far as the eye can see. people all over, showing support for this community. support it will certainly need this week. there were two funerals yesterday. four more today. and unfortunately, many more to come. this morning, amidst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are getting this middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children an opportunity to see their new school. and be as comfortable as they can in that new area. >> reporter: meanwhile, the first two victims were laid to rest on
you so much, mama, love jessica, with a little heart. it is like she was, you know, she's watching us and she knows how hard this must be for us. and she wants to know how much she loved us and knows how much she was loved. >> reporter: others are telling harrowing stories of survival. >> they were sitting there. they were sitting there. i had no idea why they were there. >> reporter: a neighbor found six children at the end of his driveway and took them in. they were in vicky soto's first grade class. >> the boys were saying we can't go back to school. we can want go back to school. our teacher's dead. pl mrs. soto. we don't have a teacher. >> reporter: the counsellor crouched under her desk. >> you see the feet of the shooter? >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away facing his feet. his boots were facing my desk. >> and he turned and walked away. >> seconds and turned and walked out. >> reporter: schools in five states including in ridgefield, connecticut on lockdown due to heightened suspicions as districts fast track new security plans. >>
caused the crash. >> a u.s. senator has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. flooes idaho and was pulled over in virginia after running a red light and failing a field sobriety test. he has a court date in january. the senatorsaid he is deeply sorry for his actions. >> for the second year in the a row the ravens are the afc champions. here is scott gar sew with the story. >> after losing three straight, the ravens got their swagger back in this one. they were up 24-7 at the half for the ravens, it's back to back afc north titles and that's something they're proud of. >> -- this was the championship. you know what, back to division champs, that's huge around here. so theexpectation is to win. >> i think fun is a good way to describe this game today. thelast three weeks have been difficult for our ball club. you know, we're not used to losing like that. we stayedconfident can. we knew the things we were capable of and the thing potential we have. >> i love this team. i loveevery single guy on this team. you hear ray talk and you can understand why. this is
with an orange measuring ohawk that was stolen from his owners car. we have a update, and to tell us what that is. >> we got a call someone might have found them. i called the cops within we went into the house, waited for about an who and a half, and animal control called me, and he is home! >> yay! so what was the tip? >> a woman called and says i know where he's at, here is the address i saw him at. >> who had him? >> a 15-year-old girl took him. she changed her story several times, she tried to say that she bought dallas from a homeless man. >> is the girl going to be charged? >> we will be pressing charges. >> how did the dog react to be back in your arms? >> he was so excited, i could barely hold on to him. >> what was it like when dallas was reunited with his gang? >> they were so excited. >> are you amazed at how social media and people were able to give you types? >> the two that called the police saw dallas on the news and on facebook. both of the them hald. my page is at almost 1100 followers today. >> you know what? i think it's because of that mohawk. it made it distinctive. >> i had
taxpayers to know the u.s. treasury made a multibillion dollar profit on giving that loan. the thank you mesh ad campaign claims the government has more than $20 billion in the deal. >>> a westminster mans dead after a car crashed at carroll hospital center. it happened just after 8:00. >> reporter: tire tracks cut through the grass in front of the sleep center at carroll hospital center showinged unexpected path a driver took this morning. >> we had a vehicle enter the hospital grounds, lose control, go across the lawn and strike part of our building. >> reporter: turns out the driver of that vehicle had a medical emergency while he was behind the wheel. the carroll county sheriff's office said 78-year-old thomas skipper, jr. jumped the curve and ran over a tree before crashing into an office window. >> there was someone siting in that area. luckily, he were not injured. >> reporter: that window is now covered with a tarp closed up so the facility can continue operating. skipper was taken steps away to the emergency room but doctors could not revive him. westminster, joce sterman, abc2
looks like a bigger storm may be headed toward us this weekend. let's check in with wyatt. >> reporter: yeah. saturday's storm very interesting. this last storm sometime impacting us with the wind. high winds through the day. wind advisory canceled in the last hour. you can see the wind still up gusting to 23 to 25 miles an hour. again another windy night. wind chill factor cold as a result. look at the gusts, peak gusts 50 -- tree damage from that. this storm continues to move away to the north. winds will diminish in a new storm. coming in from texas. the impact that has the timing it's coming up. >> breaking news in the case of a missing baltimore county teen. her picture spread like wildfire on social media. now her 23-year-old boyfriend has been arrested and she is home with her family. >> reporter: she was supposed to do last minute christmas shopping a friend on saturday but when she didn't come home her family sounded the alarm and today as we sat down with her mom the phone rang with the news they have been waiting for. >> i just want her here. >> reporter: the
of dock workers could hit us soon. and linda so is live this morning in federal hill and linda just how soon could we be seeing the impact of this. >> reporter: well it could happen this weekend. i mean when you think about what happens at the port of baltimore, thousands of cargo containers coming in things with toys and electronics and our clothing and the dock workers are responsible for getting that cargo off the containers and into the stores but if this looming strike were to happen you can imagine the economic impact it would have. just to give you perspective, 55 billion dollars worth of cargo makes its way through our ports in an average month. so if a deal can't be reached by saturday night, thousands of dock workers will be walking off the job sunday morning. at issue are the large containers and the payment longshoremen get for them. shipping companies pay royalties to dock workers for the containers based on their weight but they want to get rid of theroyalties something longshoremen are not willing to give up. if an agreement cannot be reached an economic impact from a str
body. reportinglive,tv with abc2 news. >> most of us have been crying since we heard the news on e friday and today was very tough to send your child off to school. it's human nature to worry. here's a mom. >> jamie, it took us all a little longer to let go today and that's because it takes a lot. the schools are required in maryland to have safety plans and we found out all of our local districts are up to date and all on file with the state. friday a's shooting means they'll probably be making changes a foggy morning for drop off in baltimore county but one thought was on every parent's minds, will my child be safe sgl so good-byes were a little longer, hugs a little tighter and security was eight locality -- was a lot more obvious. >> the children asked why there was a police officer here and we said they were here to say hi to everybody. >> here at this school the police and across the district are prepared to do more. . >> we all feel nervous. i wasnervous about children coming to school today too but we have a job to do. >> and for the superintendent, her job now means
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